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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
144 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for Harrison County 03/01/2017 Straight-Line
Wind Event...

.Harrison County Kentucky Straight-Line Winds...

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       75-80 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       0.5
Path Width/Maximum/:       200 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  1

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                7:00 AM EDT
Start Location:            3 miles NE Cynthiana, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.42N, -84.26W

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  7:05 AM EDT
End Location:              3.8 miles NE Cynthiana, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.42N, -84.25W

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Harrison County
Emergency Management determined the area northeast of Cynthiana
along Salem Pike had 70-80 mph wind. Besides trees being split and
uprooted, a double-wide trailer was picked up off blocks and thrown
75 yards. A large deck structure on the front of the double-wide was
thrown 40-50 yards to the east. Debris from the trailer was thrown
as far as an eighth of a mile downwind (east). 1 minor injury.
Further east from the trailer was a large metal outbuilding that had
roof and doors blown off. Several more trees were uprooted or split.
One home had roof and siding damage, another residence had their
garage blown in, and a power pole was split and bent severely
towards the east. A single family residence`s front porch pillars
were blown in. All other the debris in this area was blown 1/4 mile.
Peak winds were 80 mph.
We would like to thank Harrison County EMA director Mike Palmer for
his assistance with this survey.

EF Scale:  The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak.....65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak.....86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong...111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong...136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent..166 to 200 MPH
EF5...Violent..>200 MPH

Note:  The information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.

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